April Love 1855-6
ARTHUR HUGHES (Artist)
- Born: 1832
- Birth place: London, UK
- Date of death: 1915
Arthur Hughes was born in London and
studied to become a painter at the Royal Academy.
There he met Rossetti,
Millais and Holman Hunt,
and joined them in making the mural decoration
of the Oxford Union. Hughes remained
under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites,
and many of his paintings follow, more or less closely,
the themes produced by members of the Brotherhood.
Hughes produced a series of pictures of lovers,
making a feature of clinging ivy on old trees, and his subjects tended to be out of doors.
As well as being a painter, Hughes became
one of the more successful Pre-Raphaelite
illustrators, drawing many pictures for the
illustrated magazines and books of the 1860s and onwards.
Several later illustrators followed his style
for nursery and fairy tale books, among them Helen Stratton.
- Arthur Hughes
Large Canvas Print
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